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202c: BSI charged for distributing John with BOSS

Setting Orange, 41st Bureaucracy, 3173.

[TecChannel][tecchannel] filed a charge against German [BSI][bsi]. BSI stands for “Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik” (Federal Office for Information Security) and they are the central IT security service provider for the German government. The reason for the charge is BSIs distribution of [BOSS][boss] (BSI OSS Security Suite), which is basically a Live CD containing Open Source security tools such as Nessus and John the Ripper.

It will be interesting to see what happens.




  1. I downloaded BOSS last week. I hope i won’t have to do time now … ;-)

    Comment by Michael — Prickle-Prickle, 55th Bureaucracy, 3173. @ 53673

  2. I thought BSI stands for “Bundesamt für sinnlose Investitionen”…

    Comment by PoCSascha — Prickle-Prickle, 65th Bureaucracy, 3173. @ 32196

  3. “Bundesamt für Steuerverschwendung im Internet” ;-)

    Comment by Michael — Setting Orange, 66th Bureaucracy, 3173. @ 60046

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